Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Silver Lake - Thursday 17th!

LA Green Drinkers,

Good turnout in Hermosa this month-
South Bay Green Drinkers, mark your Calendars now for the second Thursday in February,
February 14th. Help us build the environmental community in your area!

Look for Elizabeth at this week's LA Green Drinks...

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, January 17th, 2008


The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA


(323) 666-3524

If anyone wants to bring literature to promote their green issue
please do so-
we will have an area for brochures, business cards, etc.
We will also take back any extra literature back and bring them to the next Green Drinks.
The main thing is just to relax and have a good time.

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LA Green Drinks - West Side is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach is 2nd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.

LA Green Drinks - Studio City is 4th Thursday of every month.


Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops
Learn how to live more sustainably through a 6 week series of meetings covering:
- Water
- Energy
- Waste
- Chemicals
- Transportation&Travel
- Food&Shopping.

Wednesday nights 7-8:30pm
starting January 16th
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica

Thursday nights 7-8:30pm
January 17th
402 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica

Saturday afternoons 1-2:30pm
starting February 9th
Virginia Ave. Park
2200 Virginia Ave.
Santa Monica

Suggested Donation for Santa Monica residents $25, all others $50.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving fixtures, compact fluorescent bulb, organic cotton bag, etc.)
Contact Barent Roth to join a workshop today,
Workshops will cap at 25 so sign up today!
310.458.8716 x1

Sustainable Santa Monica Community Event
Tuesday, January 29th
6:30-9PM Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Room

Please join us Tuesday, January 29th, from 6-9PM at the Santa Monica Public Library for a panel discussion on sustainability in our community. Discussion topics will include:
* What is a sustainable community?
An overview of the guiding principles and goal areas in Santa Monica’s Sustainable City Plan.
* What resources and opportunities exist to participate in our local sustainable community?
Programs, rebates, grants & educational opportunities to make participating in a sustainable Santa Monica easy, affordable & fun.
Participating organizations include City of Santa Monica's Environmental Programs Division, Sustainable Works, and Global Green USA.
RSVP: RSVP is not required but recommended and appreciated.
Please RSVP to Traci Reitz, Community Sustainability Liaison, 310.266.4616 or traci@sustainablesm.org.

Sustainable Building Advisor Program - ongoing
Second Friday 9-5, Secon
d Saturday 9-3; 9 months, started Oct. 12th 2007
Class cost: $1,950
Material Fee: $0.00

Lead Instructor: Blair Seibert
Location: Los Angeles-Bundy Campus
Registration: Thru SMC's website: commed.smc.edu

Specialized training program for architects, engineers, developers, building owners, contractors and other building professionals interested in learning about strategies and tools for implementing sustainable building. Identify and articulate the key practices of sustainable building. Apply LEED™ and other relevant criteria or established guidelines. Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures. Work with architects, designers, builders, building operators, and utilities to improve a building's performance. Take advantage of financial incentives and technical assistance offered by governments, utilities and non-profit organizations. Establish sustainable design goals for project development. Assist in the education and training of staff in your facility or firm in sustainable building.

This class will prepare students for the optional NaSBAP exam which offers SBA Certification. Exam fees are not included in the course fee. See http://www.nasbap.org/CSBAexam.htm for more information about the exam.

The weekend course runs for nine months (first consecutive Friday and Saturday). For more information email: info@verdearchitects.com or call 310-422-2417.

Class Schedule:

Feb. 1 & 2
Mar. 7 & 8

Apr. 4 & 5
May 2 & 3
June 6 & 7

Composting Workshops
Check the Calendar of
events for a workshop near you-

Faster Freight – Cleaner Air California
Early registration open for February 25th - 27th confere
"Indeed, faster freight means cleaner air – the organizers of this conference got it exactly right"
– U.S. DOT S
ecretary Mary Peters at FFCA 2007
Over the pas
t four years, Faster Freight – Cleaner Air (FFCA) has established itself as the nation’s leading conference series on goods movement and air quality. This year, the anchor event of the series will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will feature general sessions, breakout sessions (tracks covering Marine, Rail, On-Road/Trucking, Infrastructure and Air Freight), a trade show and off-site tours of the San Pedro Bay Ports. Come join us at the Los Angeles Convention Center, February 25th through 27th, and see how FFCA is leading the charge to revolutionize the goods movement industry.

Kombucha Kamp
Give yourself and the ones you love the gift of health by learning how
to make Kombucha at home. You will sample flavors, learn how to make
the booch and receive a starter kit with detailed instructions.
The workshop is small and only lasts about an hour.
The cost is $20. It will be held Saturday Feb 16 @ 2pm.
For more information check out
kombuchakamp.blogspot.com or email

Payroll Status: Exempt
Department/Location: Fleet/Local Market
Positions Supervised: Fleet Assistants and Outside Vendors
Position of Supervisor: General Manager Local Market
Position Summary: Fleet Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the fleet in a given market.
Essential Functions of the Job:
1. Negotiate Parking:
-Analyze and determine “prime” parking spaces in local market for potential Zipcar vehicles based on research of area and expected member use.
-Research usage report and make pricing and marketing area recommendations.
-Negotiate rental prices and contract terms for use of parking spaces.
-Coordinate Zipcar signage for acquired parking spaces.
2. Acquisition of Vehicles:
-Work with Director of Fleet Operations and/or Senior Fleet Manager to take delivery of new vehicles as well as vehicles from other markets.
-Over-see the transportation of new vehicles from dealers to electronic installers and supervise and ensure vendors perform the following functions properly:
*Inputting of information into computer system;
*Ensuring proper outfitting of vehicles with interior and exterior branding, i.e. vehicle stickers, visors, maps, license plate frames, exterior branding, etc.
3. Upkeep/Maintenance/Repair of Vehicles:
-Determine when and what preventative maintenance should be performed on vehicles, including mobile detailing services.
-Hire and ensure proper maintenance and repairs performed on vehicles by vendors and negotiate prices and contract terms for services.
-Analyze and determine when damaged vehicles should be repaired, remain on the line, or taken off the line permanently.
-Oversee accident report process and ensure appropriate number of vehicles remain available to members.
4. Supervision of Fleet Staff
-Hire, supervise, and train at least two fleet staff personnel to perform duties as determined necessary by Fleet Manager.
-Supervise fleet staff in transporting vehicles to and from maintenance and repair vendors.
-Supervise fleet staff in the branding of vehicles with company logos, stickers, license plate frames, etc.
Other Job Duties:
1. Oversee and Management of Records:
Maintain or supervise the maintenance of database records, including VINs, registration, and insurance information. Oversee processing of registration renewals annually for payment. Ensure vehicles contain proper insurance and gas cards.
2. Troubleshooting:
Troubleshoot as needed.
3. Member Assistance with Vehicles:
Perform vehicle-related member assistance and share on-call member assistance duties.
Minimum Qualifications:
-Experience in managing service contractors or other outside vendors.
-Good organizational skills.
-General knowledge of automobiles.
-Ability to work without close supervision.
-Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
-Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
-Approval for Zipcar membership (or existing Zipcar membership).
Salary DOE; includes benefits, 401(k).
Interested potential applicants should email Gabriel Scheer gscheer@zipcar.com.

Cyber-Rain, manufacturer of environmentally friendly sprinkler systems, is seeking a part-time PR consultant to contact green media, mainstream media and green educational organizations in order to significantly improve media coverage and visibility of Cyber-Rain products. Applicants must have pre-existing media contacts and proven experience.
Learn more about Cyber-Rain at:www.cyber-rain.com Contact: Reza Pourzia, rpourzia@cyber-rain.com

LA Green Drinks - Studio City
Thursday, January 24th, 2008
The Sapphire
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA


LA Green Drinks - Culver City

Thursday, February 7th, 2008
7pm – 10pm
10000 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, California

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA

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